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Shoulder to Shoulder (As the Lion Advances)

26th of May

John 13:35
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

The Holy Spirit showed me a vision of an army standing side-by-side behind the Lion of Judah, who is the Lamb of God. To my left and to my right I could see my brothers and sisters in Christ and the army was not assembled in the way that one would expect. Instead of being lined up one behind the other we instead formed a single, massive line that spanned around the circumference of the entire earth.

Instead of swords and weapons we each held a bowl out in front of us and were pouring the contents out on the ground as we advanced. Some of us had oil, some of us water, some of us perfume and others salt. As our Leader advanced, so did we. As we progressed forward over dry and cracked earth and poured out the contents of our bowls, life began to return. Behind us, people dressed in grey and tattered rags began to emerge and follow and, as they came nearer, their dull garments changed to robes of intense and bright colour.

Jesus is calling for unity in His army. Each of us carried different expressions of God’s power and love; each of the different bowls represented different streams and blessings of the church, world-wide. Just as in the vision we were so tightly packed, side by side, that nothing could have broken through, so also we need to stand shoulder to shoulder with those from other churches and groups, those to our left and our right. Together we are Christ’s body. The call to advance has come. The call to pour out that anointing that each of us has, onto a thirsty and weary land, has come!

Who do we follow? A lion who is also the meek and humble lamb. What do we pour out? His love, healing, restoration and righteousness. As we walk in unity we will attract those who are orphaned and they shall be restored.

Isaiah 44:3
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.

Romans 12: 5
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.



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